At Minstead Trust we nurture the unique potential of people with learning disabilities.

We support them to achieve greater independence, lead fulfilled lives and live as full citizens in society.

Our unique and friendly style is based on a strong community spirit and has changed the lives of hundreds of people.

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We just had to share this picture with you. Agat We just had to share this picture with you. 

Agatha, Tim, David, Edward and Gareth saw William the goat sitting in one of the tyres in their pen!

Ed took a picture for you all to see! Thanks Ed, made us smile 😍
This is Tiffany, who we support to live in her own This is Tiffany, who we support to live in her own home. 

'My mum had brain tumour when I was a teenager. She had chemotherapy and radiotherapy which made her feel very poorly. She lost all her hair, but Macmillan supported her by giving her a voucher to have a nice wig. Having the wig made her feel more confident, and comfortable.'

Please donate to Tiffany's fundraising page for Macmillan Cancer Support  and help her reach her target. Just Google 'Tiffany Thomas brave the shave'.

#bravetheshave #macmillan #cancerfundraising #newforest #fundraising
Thanks to a generous donation from New Forest Rota Thanks to a generous donation from New Forest Rotary Club we have been able to purchase motion cameras that are capturing images of the wildlife that visits our headquarters at Minstead Lodge, near Lyndhurst.

John Davies, our Deputy Head of Day Opportunities and some of the people we support recorded this great video to show what this donation has allowed them to do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaBkT7i97qo

#wildlife #newforestrotaryclub #wildlifecameras #newforestwildlife #newforestanimals
Here's a post from animal care. Roddy here giving Here's a post from animal care. Roddy here giving Alfie a carrot. We've had great weather these last few days to get walking lots with our animals. Roddy has learnt to be patient with the donkeys and helps lead them safely around the grounds. Well done Roddy!
Here's a post from animal care. Dan and Tim are lo Here's a post from animal care. Dan and Tim are looking after the geese this afternoon, making sure they have clean water tubs to drink and clean from. Tim said "we need to do this to make sure they don't get ill"
Here's a post from the veg garden. Ed wanted to ed Here's a post from the veg garden. Ed wanted to edge and tidy pathway today, he said "I wanted it to look good for when people come down". You're doing an excellent job Ed!
Who will be watching tonight!? ⚽ #euro2020 #uef Who will be watching tonight!? ⚽

#euro2020 #uefaeuro2020 #uefaeuro2021 #football #itscominghome #england
Here's a post from the veg patch. Gemma and Tim ha Here's a post from the veg patch. Gemma and Tim have been busy this morning preparing the first orders from the @minsteadcommunityshop . Tim said "I helped plant them all"

Minstead Stories

Be inspired by the stories of some of the people we support

'I found lockdown really stressful, couldn't get out and about as I can't walk far with my disability.

'I really missed going to Minstead. I was over the moon when I could come back!

'I come here because I enjoy it and I meet a lot of people - new people.

'I'm outgoing and I like doing arts and crafts, a bit of sewing now and again when I can with my arthritis.

'It makes me feel happy to come here - really happy!'

'I’ve found it very challenging with the coronavirus.

'I felt sad during lockdown initially. I couldn’t go out for lunch at the weekend, I couldn’t see my friends and family.

'I was sad not to have Easter with my family at home. I’ve been feeling anxious and sad about it all.

'I have found my time at Furzey therapeutic. I like potting, pricking out and collecting and sowing the seeds.'

It has been a brilliant year, working in the gardens.

I enjoyed cutting the pumpkins for harvest.

I have started work at Paulton’s Park in the restaurant, it’s going really brilliant. I do it Friday and Sunday and we are seeing how it goes to see if I will do more days. It is my very first paid job.

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